.PIZ File Extension

Zipped File

CategoryCompressed Files

What is a .PIZ File?

PIZ files are compressed .ZIP archives whose extension has been reversed. This file is a zip archive that contains one or more compressed files that have been compressed using Zip compression. 

It is common for PIZ files to be used for hiding the file type when sending zipped attachments to an email in order to prevent email filters from blocking the message that contains the zipped attachment.

More Information on .PIZ File

Verify the sender’s identity if you receive a PIZ file to ensure that it does not contain malware. Using a Zip decompression utility, open the “.piz” file after you verify its safety. Among the most popular programs are WinZip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, and Stuffit Deluxe.

Programs That Open .PIZ File

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  • Corel WinZip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe
  • 7-Zip

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  • Corel WinZip Mac
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe
  • Apple Archive Utility


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